I decided to join in the super fun sew along, Zakka 2.0 that is currently being run by Debbie over at A Quilter's Table and Lindsey over at LRstitched. The sew along is working through all of the projects in the book, Patchwork, Please! by Ayumi Takahashi. It started up this week, and is going through each project in the book, in order, one project per week. Before I start talking about this project, I just want to mention that I love this book. It is the first in a while that I literally love all the projects and honestly do want to make them all, OK, maybe with the exception of one or two, but even those are super cute, just not very functional for me personally. So needless to say, I am excited to get started with these projects!
This week, or first up are the Bell Pepper Coasters. I think they turned out precious, cute idea, great construction method, super easy and pretty quick. I turned these four out in an afternoon and honestly the hardest part was choosing the fabric. Ayumi's instructions called for 5.5" fabric scraps, but I easily fit these onto charm squares, which was great because I have a LOT of charm squares. I followed all of the instructions with the exception of one, the stem called for a piece of brown felt, which I had, but I wasn't in love with the color, so I opted for a stem of twill tape measure. I thought it was fitting, especially since they are fabric bell peppers.
I accidentally cut out one of the centers upside down, thus having to sew it on upside down also, but I think it looks just fine and you probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't said anything. Would you?
I don't think I will be making every project in the book, at least not in keeping with the sew along, the week for each project deadline is just too stressful for me, but I do plan to make a good bit of the projects and look forward to it. If you want to follow along, just click on the button below and it will bring you to the Flickr group where you can find so many awesome projects from the book made by others and you can find more information there too!
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